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-policy establishment that had been nominated by president obama, chuck hagel to head defense and john kerry to become secretary of state, both fought in vietnam. we will look at vietnam and talk to the author of an explosive new book. stay with us. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with aaron matÉ. >> we are less than a week away from president obama second term inauguration. to the leading figures nominated dead the foreign policy establishment have their political roots in the vietnam war. chuck hagel, tapped by president obama to the secretary of defense, is a former army sergeant. if confirmed, will become the first vietnam war veteran to head the pentagon. obama's secretary of state nominee, john kerry, became one of the most prominent veterans to oppose the vietnam war after his return. testifying before the senate in 1971. he discussed the atrocities under it in winter soldier investigation, where over 150 veterans testified to war crimes committed in southeast asia. >> they told the stories at times that they personally
that supported president obama in the last election are considering changing state laws to give the winner of a state's popular vote, all of the electoral college votes. they are proposing that the votes be divided proportionately. according to a new poll, the nra is more popular in the u.s. than the entertainment industry. the poll by the "washington post" found that 41% of adults see the nra in a positive light. while 34% view it in a negative light. that compares to 24% of people who have positive feel -- feelings about the industry. >>> since the gun control debate has started, many stores are saying their guns have doubled. some are on a year-long waiting list. people say they want to buy assault weapons now in case they are banned later. >> this is a live look at the press conference underway right now in newtown, connecticut. >>> the sandy hook school support fund has received more than 8.4 million in donations. former connecticut senator joe leiberman is scheduled to meet with the newtown connecticut today to help determine the best use for those funds. >>> a hijacking scare on an
. >> calling them out. tough words from former secretary of state general colin powell for his fellow republicans on race. >> there's also a dark vein of intolerance many some parts of the party. >> the end of the longest war and the man president obama has nominated to wind it down coming up. retired general stanley mcchrystal on chuck hagel. the exit strategy from afghanistan and his own career. >>> plus, show stopper. president clinton he should the standing ovation with his surprise appearance on "lincoln" at the golden globes. >> in "lincoln" we see a man more interesting than the legend and a far better guide for future presidents. >> exciting special guest. that was hillary clinton's husband. >> that was bill clinton. >> that was. >> it was bill rodham clinton. >> that's right. >>> and ben affleck finally gets his just due for "argo." >> it's an extraordinary thing in your life. these nominees are exceptional talents. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. thanks for joining us. president obama used the final press conference of his first term in office to draw a
that is morally ode use in every way. >> it's the president of the united states, president obama, who made the choice that they wouldn't face accountability. here's the president on january 11, 2009, making this argument about moving forward that's become the kind of hallmark with a look. >> i don't believe anybody is above the law. on the other hand, i also have a belief that we need to look forward as looking backwards. and part of my job is to make sure that, for example, the cia, you've got extraordinarily talented people who are working very hard to keep americans safe. i don't want them to suddenly feel like they've got to spend all their time looking over their shoulders and lawyering. >> i think that's what people should be doing. they should be very concerned about wleernt they would go to jail. last night at riverside church in new york, hundreds gathered to celebrate the 85th birthday of ramsey clark, the former u.s. attorney general. among -- one of the last times i saw ramsey clark was in syracuse. he was testifying at a trial of scores of people, peace activists who had laid
states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, i think it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical about the ability of the united states to do that. definitely when chuck hagel and senator jack reed traveled with president obama, this is part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have? guest: they do get along personally. i think if you looked at the first term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secre
the campaign for a man named barack obama to be the president of the united states, you have this obvious issue which is most guys don't know somebody named barack obama. he doesn't look like a lot of voters. joe biden is kind of quintessentially like next door neighbor material. i thought this clip was interesting in 2008, here's joe biden being that kind of validator for voters on specifically, this issue of gups. take a look. >> i guarantee you, barack obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarkey. don't buy it. they're going to start pedalling that to you. i got two. if he tries to fool with my barretta, he has a problem. i like that little over and under. i'm not bad with it. so, give me a break! >> i think that's joe biden threatened to shoot his running mate. is that the subtext of that quote? that to me was quintessentially the role he's played from a kind of commit cal in terms of the image -- crafting the immamg of barack obama and selling him to voters. >> one i'm thrilled that malarkey has been around that long. it's an important word in our history now. but i think wha
states to do that -- chuck hagel very skeptical of the ability of united states to do that. when he traveled with president obama, a think this was part of this discussion. host: what relationship does carry schmidt and senator hagel have? guest: if you look of a first term of the obama administration, there were doubts about his foreign policy and. it was natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state. i think in a second term, he is not running for reelection. he is more inclined to pick somebody he is comfortable with. the gun along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in it administrations -- they got along in the senate, so presumably they will get along in the administration. i think the fundamental reason, senator hagel, he and the president are in lock step. one of the things it should be done in the hearings for the nomination, and the things about american power and leadership, it is fine to talk about the limits of power. everyone should understand hard limits to power. i think that issue, that debate can be used fully put on the table w
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recommendation to president obama later this week. former secretary of state colin powell and senator joe manchin both weighing in today. >> i'm a gun owner. i'm a believer in the second amendment. i know the amendment rather thoroughly. i know the issue of the well-regulated militia. but at the same timeresponsibil constitution and bill of rights to protect our people and with respect to assault rifles i see no need for bush mav in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged. go out toy range and fire a bushmaster. >> you can't push law abiding gun owners away. they have to be at the table. and you need to find out what their preference of protecting that. and what i would say to all of my friends that are nra and gun owners, that there's no way that they're going to take your second amendment rights away. that won't happen. >> let's get right to nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. with another good day to you, peter. the vice president's going to be reporting his findings to the president tuesday. do we have an idea what he might be recommending? >> well, he sort of
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, but in the world. >> of course, what is going on in the new york state assembly is a preview of the arguments we are likely to hear in congress, after president obama gives us his proposal in detail. >> shepard: there is a mental health provision within this new legislation. it's interesting. >> it is. tell require any therapist thinks that their patient might be a danger to themselves or others to report that patient to the authorities. now, governor cuomo says that is an important step in keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. some doctors, though, are concerned about the effect it might have. one telling the associated press, for instance, quote: the prospect of being report to the local authorities, even if they do not have weapons may be enough to discourage patients with suicidal or homicidal thoughts from seeking treatment or from being honest about their impulses. one more indication, shep, that in this entire debate, there are no easy answers. >> shepard: no, there are not. the president will announce a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence tomorrow. that's the word fro
hagel very skeptical of the ability of the united states to do that. that is a legitimate debate. but definitely when chuck hagel and jack reed traveled with president obama when he was running for office, i think this was part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have, the president and senator chuck hagel? guest: they do get along personally. if you look at the first term of the obama administration, president obama was elected, there were doubts about his national security experience. it was quite natural for him to pick then senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secretary of defense. i think he thinks in the second term, he is not running for reelection. he has had experience, so he is much more inclined to pick somebody who is comfortable with, which is senator chuck hagel and senator john kerry. they got along in the senate, so presumably there will get along in the administration. i would add that i do think that one has to ask why, for example, the president is willing to make a flight out of the nomination? i d
state. they are all arguments we are likely to see repeated again on the national stage to president obama announcements at the white house, shep. >> shepard: thank you. american citizen says is he being tortured in iranian prison because of his christian faith. now is he set to go before a tough judge. one who is known for putting to death. his story and the effort to say him coming up. house floor house of representatives where we are waiting the final vote on some crucial aid for victims of super storm sandy. it's an issue that sparked a lot of anger, especially among all those people still waiting for help. at issue. do we have decreases in spending to pay for this? or do the people come first on what is tens of billions of dollar bill. we'll no shortly from the journalists of fox news on this tuesday fox report. [ male announcer ] how can power conmption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over
. >> the reality many states have limits. >> megyn: new york has seven. >> and some are ten. >> megyn: barack obama wants ten. >> and connecticut, i think the fourth strictest gun law in the country. >> megyn: and now in connecticut proposing one bullet. that might not be so effective for a woman in the crawl space, but go ahead. >> i totally agree with you. the issue, barack obama had two years in his first term of total control of his congress and never touched the gun issue because he knew that it is now becoming a lot more acceptable to protect the second amendment even among democrats. you see that, in heidi hidecamp the democrat in north dakota and the senator from alaska, max baucus from montana, pryor from arkansas. >> harry reid pro gun or close to it. >> and he's been tepid how he responded. >> and public opinion is swinging back now and we'll see whether that staunch support of the gun, you know, lobby is going to continue. >> but public opinion didn't pass the president when he ran through health care and a lot of people were against that. and take the polls in the wake after tragedy th
the president. the president is getting set to take the oath of office. >> i barack obama hussein obama solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defends. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you good. >> so help me god. >> thank you so much, thank you. >>> there you have it. he was just sworn in as the president of the united states for a second term there at the white house. little history for you. april 30, 1789. the first inauguration. george washington at new york federal. and the first time a president was inaugurated was thomas jefferson. march 4th and now on the january 20th. 2013. president barack obama gets sworn in for a second time. all said and done after tomorrow. maureen, will be sworn in four times in two terms. and chief justice roberts making the mistake four years ago. and the day after in a
are still in germany. what do you make of that and what appears to be the obama administration kind of in the dark as to what's going on. >> it is. we have a minor operation going on related to mali, -- not in mli but next door. the united states is supporting the french-led mission, contributing intelligence and surveillance. so you -- you'll see that fluffed today. >> could the united states issue a rescue operation if need by? >> i think so. a completely lawless situation. where u.s. citizens in danger and local governments not being responsive. that's not the case. but i say we have the right to. >> do you suspect there's no appetite for that at the white house? >> i think so. the notion that the tide of war is receding and al qaeda is on its heels has outlasted the campaign and will continue into the second obama term. >> this would be contrary to the narrative of the white house. >> that's right. that's right. >> christian whiteon, thanks very much. >> new details about the bizarre, alleged hoax, against one of hollywood's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his --
. we appreciate it and we'll keep following the story. >> still to come, president obama draws a line in the sand and dared republicans to cross it. >> plus, a legendary hacker commits suicide, and his parents say the united states government is to blame. >>> and another woman gang raped in india. what will stop it? freida pinto of "slumdog millionaire" comes out front. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward
, president obama draws a line in the sand and dared republicans to cross it. >> plus, a legendary hacker commits suicide, and his parents say the united states government is to blame. >>> and another woman gang raped in india. what will stop it? freida pinto of "slumdog millionaire" comes "outfront." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold
to aqim are backing increasely brash in their activities. the obama administration needs to have a clear and focused policy on limiting the threats that they pose to the united states and to americans working abroad off of the usual battlefields. the statement goes on, this is from mike rogers, chairman of the intelligence committee, additionally, this administration needs to better understand the specific threats posed by aqim and other affiliated groups if we don't deal with these mill. >> translator: groups and terrorists swiftly and effectivelily, they will pose an increasing threat in the future as in benghazi and now algeria and mali. that's a statement from the chairman of the house intelligence committee. suddenly northwest africa is the latest front in the terror war. jihadists say it's a response to algeria's support for a french anti-terror offensive in neighboring mali where an al qaeda group has made major, major gains. brian todd is taking a closer look at what is going on there. >> wolf, we are getting information that there likely is a connection between the group which t
attack that disrupts communication and transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a sign of pearl harbor, an attack could tha would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> reporter: it may not even be fiscal destruction, but physical. the obama administration needs to do more work with the private sector. >> what we need to worry about are either the terrorists suddenly becoming interests because it's not that hard or some of the nation states that are less responsible, like iran deciding that it's time to play more aggressively. >> the president's former national security adviser says right now there's no real punishment for cyber attacks. >> ultimately we're going to have to have some sanctions effective and consequences meaningful and in some ways ultimately to counter those technologies. >> in fact, the u.s. government took the first step down that road when defense secretary leon panetta indicated that the u.s. military would have the right to launch a pre-emptive military strike if it detected that a major cyber
to go through the secondary step when you buy ammunition. new york is one of at least 12 states with new gun laws on the agenda as a result of all of this. bill: also a freshman lawmaker vows to stop president obama from using any sort of executive action to limit second amendment rights. republican steve stockman out of texas would defund the white house and would file articles of impeachment. he argues executive action on the issue is not only unconstitutional but a direct attack on americans. five past the hour. martha: so debt talks are also heating up now in washington as the national debt is speeding towards the country's spending limit once again, folks. you know what that means. talking about time to raise the debt ceiling, right? president obama warned he will not enter into another game of brinkmanship as he referred to it over the debt sealing with republicans. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed.
will not enforce president obama's new gun control recommendations, and turns out he's not alone out there. at least ten states now say that they are considering taking some sort of legislative action against the federal government, those states span the nation from oregon all the way to south carolina. many sheriffs are now calling for action, like lynn county oregon sheriff tim mueller. sheriff, welcome. good to have you here today. >> good morning, martha. martha: talk to me a little bit about your process of thinking this through. when you started to hear about the executive orders coming down from the president, what kind of action did you take? what became your plan, and how do you back up your ability to carry that out? >> well, when -- how it first started was is i had a lot of folks in my county asking myself and my deputies, you know, what my position was on if any, what they term far reaching or overreaching gun control laws were established from the feds. i made my position known. i told my deputies that i didn't support anything -- any regulations that would infringe upon the
: in syria, the death toll is 60,000 and counting. president obama so far says no u.s. boots on the ground, and no u.s. arms for the syrian opposition. his choice for secretary of state senator john kerry has gone further. >> we should weigh the risks and benefits of establishing safe zones near syria's border areas. >> reporter: if syria's president bashar al assad unleashes his chemical weapons, a real scare that emerged late last year, mr. obama says he will retaliate. >> the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> reporter: countries that lived through the arab spring two years ago are morphing into a zone of instability. barack obama put his administration on the line for egypt's president mohamed morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. but egypt's economy is on the ropes. across the region, political storm clouds ar gathering as iran, israel and eight arab countries hold crucial elections this year. >> in every one of them, a new form of right, far, far right is emerging as to change the balance of power. >> reporter: in his first te
to the states. >> i wanted to ask you a question about api's relationship with the obama administration. before the election, you said it seemed they were being -- they were reaching out more compared to the start of the administration. are you seeing more of that now that the pre-election has happened a? i use seeing that you are able to get your messages across to the administration? are you seeing from them? you talked about expanding access with the reelection of the obama administration is seems that is pretty much off the table. the five-year plan is off to which they do not seem to be a movement towards expanding access. is there a deal that could be made there? >> and let me try to remember all of the questions all and respond accordingly. there is lots of opportunity to develop u.s. resource. the outcome rests the authority, the congress could act. there is already under foot and some expanded to expand the potential opportunities. there is bipartisan support in for tinia. you have been looking in does arizona and the resources. the chairmen is talking about a revenue sharing proposal
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